For thousands of years, a mala (or a mediation garland) has been used during ceremonial meditations. There are traditionally one hundred and eight beads and one guru bead, which is often larger, to provide a guiding stone to start your mantra, mediation, or breathing exercise.
STONES / WOOD SPECIES:
Sodalite | Brings order and calmness to the mind while encouraging rational thought and helps understand and verbalize feelings. Sodalite has been known to calm panic attacks.
Lava | Promotes strength and courage.
Sandalwood | Stimulates awareness and supports meditation.